Joris M. Brinkerhoff, age 87, of Arlington passed away on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at Winchester Hospital. He was the husband of Beverley (Sargent) Brinkerhoff. Born in Wayne, Pennsylvania on January 1, 1925, he was the son of the late Robert J. and Marion (Butler) Brinkerhoff. After graduation from Milton Academy, Mr. Brinkerhoff attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology, graduating in 1945 with a Bachelors Degree in Physics. He subsequently earned a Masters Degree in Physics from Harvard University. He married Beverley Sargent in 1950 and soon settled in Arlington. Working primarily in the field of microwave spectroscopy, he served in a variety of positions, including head of Research and Development, for Tracerlab in Waltham from 1948 until 1968. He then worked from 1968 until his retirement in 1991 for Panametrics, also in Waltham. An avid sailor and tennis player, Mr. Brinkerhoff alsoenjoyed creating working facsimiles of a variety of historic scientific instruments which he gave as Christmas presents to his family. Besides his wife he is survived by his children Garret I. Brinkerhoff and his wife Anne of Cambridge, Helen C. Langone of Newton and Peter H. Brinkerhoff of Arlington. He was the grandfather of John and Michael Langone and Louise Brinkerhoff. He also leaves a brother, Dericksen Brinkerhoff of Riverside, California.. A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 in The First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 630 Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington. Gifts in his name may be made to the Catskill Animal Sanctuary, 316 Old Stage Road, Saugerties, NY 12477 www.casanctuary.org. Arrangements under the care of Concord Funeral Home, Concord. To share a memory or offer a condolence visit: www.concordfuneral.com
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Published in The Winchester Star from Dec. 15 to Dec. 22, 2012